Wyoming Legislature weighs several bills to improve highway safety

Several bills intended to improve the safety of Wyoming’s highways advanced out of their legislative committees this week, aiming to reduce the state’s persistently high numbers of highway deaths that have seen steady increases over the last few years.


law that would allow police officers to pull over and ticket drivers for not wearing a seat belt advanced out of committee with just one lawmaker opposed Thursday. Another, to potentially allow the implementation of automated traffic monitors in school zones, construction zones or treacherous mountain passes — a problem particular to Teton County — has also been weighed in the Senate Committee on Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs.